Kevin Drum’s 20th Blogiversary

One of the OG blog pundits has reached a big milestone.

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Constitution

Is it time to call the whole thing off?

Protesting at Officials’ Homes

Is harassing judges, mayors, Senators, and the like in their private lives just free speech?

Orrin Hatch, 1934-2022

The longest-serving Republican Senator has died at the age of 88.

Republicans Take Over Virginia

Elections have consequences: Old Dominion Edition

The Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Judge

He’s controversial but consistent.

One Million Under-12s Vaxxed

Kids 5-11 are getting their COVID shots at a rapid pace, but will it continue?

Chappelle’s Last Netflix Special

“The Closer” delivers more of what people love and hate about the GOAT.

More on Standing

On Civil Enforcement and Bounties

Regardless of one’s views on abortion, the enforcement provision in the new Texas law should be concerning.

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Biden’s ‘Promoting Competition’ Order

The President announced a whopping 72 initiatives to rein in corporate power and lower prices.

Culture Wars the Liberals’ Fault?

Some people claim there’s a woman to blame.

Georgia Passes New Election Law

It makes voting harder.

HR1: Good, but Not Enough

And what GOP opposition says about the party.

Fact-Checking in a Fact-Free World

Debunking urban legends and Internet rumors is harder than it used to be.

The SolarWinds Attack

Our enemies are getting more brazen and sophisticated in their cyber warfare.

Andrew Sullivan’s Complicated Legacy

The one-time wunderkind, blogging pioneer, and same-sex marriage champion is now on the outs.

‘COVID Parties’ are Bullshit

Some incredibly thin reporting about a story that is almost certainly made up.

Tom Hanks Infected with COVID-19

Is this our Rock Hudson moment?

Sanders Benefitting from Low Expectations

The Vermont Senator is a better politician than most give him credit for.

White House Rejects Invitation To Participate In Impeachment Hearings

After arguing for a month about an “unfair” impeachment process, the WHite House is saying ‘no thanks’ to an invitation to participate in the next round of impeachment hearings.

Country First, Or Trump First? Republicans Face A Choice.

Republicans face a choice. Do they put their country first, or do they put their President first?

The Impossibility of Discourse

The liberal notion that people are persuadable through airing of ideas is obsolete.

Robert Mugabe, Independence Leader Who Sent His Nation To Disaster, Dead At 95

Robert Mugabe led a nation to independence only to become a dictator who destroyed its economy, has died at the age of 95.

Trump’s Electoral College Advantage Growing

He could lose the popular vote by an even larger margin in 2020—and still coast to re-election.

Census Won’t Have Citizenship Question

The Trump Administration has officially conceded to the rule of law.

Trump Trails Most Major Democratic Candidates In Head-To-Head Polls

It’s still way too early to be predictive, but the latest head-to-head matches between the President and the top contenders for the Democratic nomination.

Andrew Marshall Dead at 97

The legendary figure was in charge of strategic forecasting at the Pentagon for decades.

Medicare for All’s Unintended Consequences

What would it mean for the companies’ workers, the stock market and the cost of care?

Representative Democracy ‘Not a Day at the Beach’

Nancy Pelosi is tired of Democrats voting to please their constituents.

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Trump’s Foreign Policy Ignorance

More than any recent President, Donald Trump displays a tremendous amount ignorance about the world. Even worse is the fact that he seems proud of it.

India’s Supreme Court Strikes Down Colonial Era Anti-Gay Law

A significant advance for LGBT rights in the world’s most populous democracy.

Burt Reynolds Dies At 82

The tough guy actor best known for the “Smokey And The Bandit” movies has passed away at the age of 82.

Federal Appeals Court: Trump’s Crackdown On Sanctuary Cities Unconstitutional

A Federal Appeals Court has found that a Trump Administration policy purporting to punish so-called sanctuary cities is unconstitutional.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump Administration Policy On ‘Sanctuary Cities’

Another Federal Judge has held that the Trump Administration’s efforts to punish so-called ‘sanctuary cities’ violates both Federal law and the Constitution.

The Racist New York Lawyer And Internet Vigilantism: How Far Is Too Far?

New York attorney Aaron Schlossberg found himself on the receiving end of an Internet firestorm this week. His case raises some interesting questions about Internet vigilantism.

Another Appalling Display Of Trumpidian Ignorance

Just when you think the President has hit rock bottom, it gets worse.

George W. Bush’s Rehabilitation

61 percent of Americans have a favorable impression of a man who left office a failed president.

This Is Your Government on Drugs

Ronny Jackson did not invent the practice of giving Ambien and Provigil to high-level government workers.

Barbara Bush, Wife And Mother Of Presidents, Dies At 92

Barbara Bush, only the second woman in history to be the wife and mother of a U.S. President, has died at the age of 92.

What Does a Superhero Owe Us?

The new Black Panther movie raises a variant of the central question of the superhero genre. [No significant spoilers]

FBI ‘Fears Lasting Damage’ from Politicization of Investigations

A confusing new report from the Washington Post.

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Norway Poised To Decriminalize All Illegal Drugs

Norway is poised to make some big changes to its drug laws.

Trump Derides Immigration From ‘Shithole’ Countries

Once again, President Trump opens his mouth and proceeds to insult a good part of the world while embarrassing the country.

The Las Vegas Shooting Was Terrorizing, But It Wasn’t A Terrorist Act

Stephen Paddock’s crime was clearly terrorizing, and will impact the lives of survivors, families, first responders in many ways for a long time. Based on the currently available evidence, though, the Las Vegas shooting was not “terrorism.”

Federal Judge Slaps Down Trump Executive Order On ‘Sanctuary Cities’

Another Federal Court has found another Trump Executive Order unconstitutional.

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Donald Trump Asks Congress, Not Mexico, To Pay For His Border Wall

Once again, Donald Trump has played his supporters for suckers.

George Michael, Pop Music Superstar, Dies At 53

Another music superstar has passed away.